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Danny Roman defends title, stops Gavin McDonnell in 10

McDonnell tried to make a late rally, but got caught with a big shot that forced a stoppage.


Danny Roman retained his WBA super bantamweight world title tonight on DAZN, fending off Gavin McDonnell. Roman fought in a calm, cool and collected manner and used good timing, well placed shots, and a consistent workrate to wear down McDonnell over 10 rounds, before the fight was ultimately stopped at 2:36 minute mark.

McDonnell attempted to box on the outside but was getting roughed up by Roman. But then, around the 8th round, Roman looked like he took his foot off the gas and McDonnell started finding his range a little better. But then in the 10th round Roman landed a solid right hand that badly shook up McDonnell, and a follow up flurry eventually put McDonnell down.

McDonnell tries to get up too quickly, and was a little unsteady on his feet, and at that point the referee waved off the bout, making Roman a TKO winner. I had the fight scored 88-83 in favor of Roman at the time of the stoppage.

In the aftermath of the fight Roman (26-2-1, 10 KOs) said he was interested in a title unification match next. Meanwhile McDonnell (20-2-2, 5 KOs) goes back to the drawing board.

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